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exhibited by a similar solution of camwood seemed to have no relation to the red colouring matter.
132.    Paper washed with a solution  of madder in alcohol was sensitive in a pretty high degree, but the sensibility was greatly increased by afterwards washing with a solution of alum. Accordingly I found that a decoction of madder in a solution of alum exhibited a very high degree of sensibility, displaying a copious dispersive reflexion of a yellow light.    In this medium the dispersion commenced about the fixed line D, and continued from thence onwards far beyond the extreme violet, so that the group of fixed lines n was seen with great ease.
133.    SafHower red, examined in the shape in which it is sold on what is called a pink saucer, proved highly sensitive, giving a bright and narrow derived spectrum, which consisted chiefly of the more refrangible red.    This substance possesses some other remarkable optical properties, which however do not belong to the immediate subject of this paper.
134.    Metals proved totally insensible.   I have examined gold, platinum, silver, mercury, copper, iron, lead, zinc and tin.    Brass is like simple metals in this respect; but if the surface be lackered the lacker displays its own sensibility.
135.    The non-metallic elements, carbon, sulphur, iodine and bromine, are insensible.
136.    Among common stones I have found dark flint, limestone, chalk and some others which were sensitive, though only in a low degree compared with organic substances.  To guard against any impurity of the surface, the stones were broken across, and the fresh surface examined.   In the cases mentioned, the sensibility observed is not to be attributed to the chief ingredient of the stone, for quartz, chalcedony, Iceland  spar and Carrara marble were insensible.
Compounds of Uranium.
137.    Towards the end of last autumn, when the lateness of the season afforded but few opportunities for observation, I learned from different sources that the kind of yellow glass which has been already mentioned as possessing in se high a degree the